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Title: In vivo iron metabolism by IRMS

item HICKS, PENNI - Children'S Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)
item GRIFFIN, IAN - University Of California

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/20/2010
Publication Date: 6/1/2010
Citation: Hicks, P.D., Griffin, I.J. 2010. In vivo iron metabolism by IRMS. In: Gross, M.L., Caprioli, R.M., editors-in-chief. The Encyclopedia of Mass Spectrometry: Elemental and Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry. Volume 5. Oxford, UK: Elsevier. p. 996-1001.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Iron isotopes are used in both biological and geological investigations. Three low-abundance stable isotopes are available for human studies. They have been widely used to study iron metabolism. They have provided valuable insights into iron deficiency, one of the most common micronutrient deficiencies globally, and a significant cause of mortality and morbidity, especially in developing countries.